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January 27, 2020, 8:53 AM

Turkish leader slams 'propaganda' as quake deaths rise to 29

Officials say the death toll from a strong earthquake that rocked eastern Turkey is up to 29 as rescue teams continue searching the rubble of collapsed buildings for survivors
January 27, 2020, 8:53 AM
Death toll stands at 22 in Turkish earthquake; 1,000 hurt
January 22, 2020, 12:59 PM

Turkey's FM urges Russia to halt Syrian government attacks

Turkey's foreign minister is urging Russia to halt Syrian government forces' attacks in the Arab country, a day after airstrikes on rebel-held sectors and the shelling of government-held areas killed at least 17 people, including an entire family
January 22, 2020, 12:59 PM
Turkey's FM urges Russia to halt Syrian government attacks
1 month ago

Turkish lawmakers authorize sending troops to fight in Libya

Turkey's parliament has authorized sending troops to Libya to help the U.N.-supported government in Tripoli battle forces loyal to a rival government
1 month ago
Turkey's parliament to vote on sending troops to Libya
1 month ago

Turkey sentences critical journalists to prison

A Turkish court has convicted six journalists and one other employee of an independent newspaper of aiding the network of a U.S.-based cleric who is accused of masterminding the failed coup in 2016
1 month ago
1 month ago

Erdogan: Turkey lawmakers to vote on sending troops to Libya

Turkish lawmakers could vote as early as next week on the move.
1 month ago
Erdogan: Turkey lawmakers to vote on sending troops to Libya
1 month ago

7 killed as migrant boats capsizes in lake in eastern Turkey

At least 64 other migrants were rescued.
1 month ago
7 killed as migrant boats capsizes in lake in eastern Turkey
1 month ago

Turkey deploys surveillance drone in northern Cyprus

The move comes amid tensions over offshore oil and gas exploration.
1 month ago
Turkey deploys surveillance drone in northern Cyprus
1 month ago

Analysis: Turkey once again threatens to close U.S. bases

The latest squabble indicates worsening ties between Washington and Ankara
1 month ago
Analysis: Turkey once again threatens to close U.S. bases
2 months ago

Turkey hints it could bar US from using key air bases

The move could be in retaliation to possible U.S. sanctions against his country.
2 months ago
Turkey hints it could bar US from using key air bases
2 months ago

Erdogan warns NATO allies to back its fight against terror

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has confirmed that Turkey dropped its objection to a NATO plan to bolster the defense of Poland and Baltic states neighboring Russia but warned allies that it expects support in its fight against terrorism
2 months ago
3 months ago

Trump to welcome Erdogan as friend despite high tensions in US-Turkish relations, bipartisan condemnation of Turkey

President Trump will welcome Turkey's president as a friend despite high tensions in U.S.-Turkish relations and bipartisan condemnation of Turkey's actions in Syria.
3 months ago
Trump to welcome Erdogan as friend despite tensions in US-Turkish relations
3 months ago

Turkey starts returning IS fighters; deports US national

Turkey says US national sent home as Ankara begins repatriating captured IS fighters
3 months ago
Turkey starts returning IS fighters, deports US national
3 months ago

US lifts Turkey sanctions as impeachment inquiry heats up

President Donald Trump announced U.S. sanctions have been lifted on Turkey as more career diplomats testify in the impeachment probe.
3 months ago
US lifts Turkey sanctions as impeachment inquiry heats up
3 months ago

Amid Turkey-Russia deal, fate of Kurd civilians in the balance

The president of Turkey warned the Kurds that their positions would be destroyed if they did not pull back farther in northern Syria starting Wednesday.
3 months ago
Amid Turkey-Russia deal, fate of Kurd civilians in the balance
3 months ago

US 'ceasefire' with Turkey appears to fall apart

The short-lived deal comes as Republicans continue to blast President Trump for abandoning the Kurds in the region.
3 months ago
US 'ceasefire' with Turkey appears to fall apart
3 months ago

Trump on ceasefire: This is an ‘incredible outcome’

Turkey has agreed to a ceasefire in northern Syria with allied rebels and U.S.-backed Syrian Kurds.
3 months ago
Trump on ceasefire: This is an ‘incredible outcome’
3 months ago

Pence arrives in Turkey to try to broker cease-fire

Turkey’s president has refused to negotiate with the U.S. and argues that the Kurds represent a terrorist threat.
3 months ago
Pence arrives in Turkey to try to broker cease-fire
3 months ago

Vice President Pence, Secretary Pompeo traveling to Turkey

President Donald Trump is sending a U.S. delegation to negotiate a ceasefire amid ongoing fighting near the Turkey-Syria border.
3 months ago
Vice President Pence, Secretary Pompeo traveling to Turkey
3 months ago

Pence travels to Turkey in hopes of cease-fire

Vice President Mike Pence is hoping to broker a cease-fire in Turkey’s attack on Syria as Russia moves in to fill the void left by the U.S. withdrawal.
3 months ago
Pence travels to Turkey in hopes of cease-fire
3 months ago

Trump threatens Turkey with new sanctions

President Trump’s threat for even tougher sanctions follows the president’s conversation just over a week ago that essentially opened the door for Turkey to invade Syria.
3 months ago
Trump threatens Turkey with new sanctions
3 months ago

EU nations commit to arms export ban against Turkey

European Union nations vented their outrage at Turkey's offensive in northern Syria and committed to join France and Germany in banning arms sales to Ankara, a rare move against a NATO ally for many of them
3 months ago
EU moves toward an arms export ban against Turkey
4 months ago

Turkish military moves ahead with massive military operation along Syrian border

Turkey pushes deeper into Syria with more strikes in the attack on U.S.-backed Kurdish forces who were critical allies in the fight against ISIS.
4 months ago
Turkish military moves ahead with massive military operation along Syrian border
4 months ago

Trump set to authorize sanctions against Turkey as the country rejects his call for diplomacy

President Trump has authorized, but not implemented sanctions in a warning to Turkey over its operation in Syria, as Turkey rejects his call for diplomacy.
4 months ago
Trump set to authorize sanctions in warning to Turkey
4 months ago

Turkey summons US diplomat over a Twitter 'like'

Official account "liked" a tweet about Turkey without Erdogan.
4 months ago
6 months ago

Turkey calls on US to reverse decision on F-35 exclusion

Turkey is being kicked out of the F-35 program as it is buying Russian missiles.
6 months ago
Turkey calls on US to reverse decision on F-35 exclusion
7 months ago

Despite US warnings, Russian S-400 systems land in Turkey

The move ups the chance of a new standoff with Washington.
7 months ago
Russian S-400 defense systems arrive in Turkey
7 months ago

Turkey: 2 killed in explosion near border with Syria

Several ambulances and police vehicles have been sent to the scene.
7 months ago
Turkey: Several killed in explosion near border with Syria
7 months ago

Turkish police disperse banned LGBT march with tear gas

Activists gathered in Istanbul to promote rights for gay and transgender people.
7 months ago
7 months ago

US issues Turkey new warning over Russian missile purchase

The U.S. envoy to NATO says Turkey will be cut from the advance high-tech F-35 fighter jet program if it goes ahead with plans to buy Russian S-400 air defense missiles
7 months ago
US issues Turkey new warning over Russian missile purchase
7 months ago

Opposition win in Istanbul a blow to Turkey's Erdogan

The opposition candidate for mayor of Istanbul has celebrated a landmark win,
7 months ago
8 months ago

Pentagon warns Turkey it won't receive F-35 if it buys Russian missiles

Pentagon warns Turkey it has until July 31 to not buy Russian missiles or it won't get the F-35 stealth fighter.
8 months ago
Pentagon warns Turkey it won't receive F-35 if it buys Russian missiles
8 months ago

Turkey releases detained NASA scientist after years in prison

Turkey has released Serkan Golge, a NASA scientist who the country accused of belonging to a terrorist organization.
8 months ago
Turkey releases detained NASA scientist after years in prison
8 months ago

EU criticizes human rights in Turkey, 'backsliding' on laws

The European Union says Turkey continues to distance itself from the bloc and its values and sees no reason to unblock the country's EU membership talks
8 months ago
EU criticizes human rights in Turkey, 'backsliding' on laws
9 months ago

Man accused of being UAE spy dies in Turkish jail

Reports say the accused man committed suicide in prison.
9 months ago
Man accused of being UAE spy dies in Turkish jail
10 months ago

Amid Turkey's pending Russia defense system purchase, some question Trump's ability to push back: Sources

Turkey is moving forward with the controversial purchase of Russia’s most sophisticated and advanced air defense system.
10 months ago
US officials worry as Turkey poised to purchase Russian defense system: Sources
10 months ago

Turkey: 3 women, 1 infant die as migrant boat sinks

11 other migrants were saved in an air and sea search mission.
10 months ago
Turkey: 3 women, 1 infant die as migrant boat sinks
1 year ago

5-year-old girl pulled from rubble 18 hours after building collapse in Istanbul

At least three people were killed. The apartment building housed 43.
1 year ago
5-year-old girl pulled from rubble 18 hours after building collapse
1 year ago

Pompeo confident of US deal with Turkey to protect Kurds

Turkey's president has vowed military operations against Kurdish "terrorists."
1 year ago
1 year ago

Turkey adamant on tough stance on Syrian Kurdish fighters

Turkey brands the U.S.-allied Kurdish Syrian fighters as terrorists.
1 year ago
Turkey adamant on tough stance on Syrian Kurdish fighters
1 year ago

Turkey slams US request for assurances on Syrian Kurds

Turkish officials are slamming President Donald Trump's request to ensure the safety of Kurdish allies in northeastern Syria when the U.S. withdraws its military from the war-torn country
1 year ago
Turkey appears to snub US; no assurances on Syrian Kurds
1 year ago

Turkey: 28 on trial over Russian ambassador's slaying

An off-duty police officer fatally shot Andrei Karlov in 2016.
1 year ago
Turkey: 28 on trial over Russian ambassador's slaying
1 year ago

The Latest: Russian MPs patrolling near Kurd-held Manbij

Bolton is seeking assurances Turkey won't attack the Kurdish militia in Syria.
1 year ago
The Latest: Trump adviser Bolton holds meetings in Ankara
1 year ago

For 3rd straight year, Turkey jailed more journalists than any other country: Report

The Turkish government currently has 68 journalists jailed.
1 year ago
For 3rd straight year, Turkey jailed more journalists than any other country: Report
1 year ago

Pastor Andrew Brunson says he's probably 'one of the most hated men in Turkey' where he was detained

Pastor Andrew Brunson was a longtime missionary in Turkey, arrested in 2016.
1 year ago
Freed US pastor says he's 'one of the most hated men in Turkey'
1 year ago

US sanctions two top Turkish officials over pastor's detention, blowing open divisions between allies

Turkey responded that the move will not go unanswered as relations deteriorate.
1 year ago
US sanctions two top Turkish officials over pastor's detention in spiraling crisis
2 years ago

American pastor detained in Turkey moved to house arrest

Evangelical pastor Mark Brunson, jailed in Turkey on espionage charges, has been moved to house arrest after calls for his release from President Donald Trump.
2 years ago
American pastor detained in Turkey moved to house arrest
2 years ago

American pastor detained in Turkey moved to house arrest

Evangelical pastor Mark Brunson, jailed in Turkey on espionage charges, has been moved to house arrest after calls for his release from President Donald Trump.
2 years ago
American pastor detained in Turkey moved to house arrest
2 years ago

Congress OKs delay in F-35 jet transfer to Turkey as Pentagon warns of consequences

With the finalization of a sweeping defense policy bill, Congress got a step closer to blocking Turkey from acquiring American-made fighter jets.
2 years ago
Congress OKs delay in F-35 jet transfer to Turkey as Pentagon warns of consequences
2 years ago

Turkey's Erdogan renews hold on power with election victory

He's been in power for 15 years.
2 years ago
Turkey's Erdogan renews hold on power with election victory
2 years ago

Turkey heads to polls for 2nd time since Erdogan imposed emergency rule

President Erdogan called snap elections for Sunday.
2 years ago
Turkey heads to polls for 2nd time since Erdogan imposed emergency rule